Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Act 2018

make provision for members of the Regular Forces to serve part-time or subject to geographic restrictions

Government Bill
(Ministry of Defence)

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Initial Library Notes

This bill has received Royal Assent and has become an Act of Parliament

Primary Bill Debate Contributors by Party

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None Earl Howe (View contribution) 12925 words
Conservative Mr Tobias Ellwood (View contribution) 9916 words
Democratic Unionist Party Jim Shannon (View contribution) 1115 words
Independent Dr Julian Lewis (View contribution) 1275 words
Labour Gerald Jones (View contribution) 6619 words
Labour (Co-op) Mr Paul Sweeney 1513 words
Liberal Democrat Jamie Stone (View contribution) 289 words
Scottish National Party Carol Monaghan (View contribution) 3216 words
Speaker John Bercow 236 words

Bill Progession through Parliament

Lords Completed
Commons Completed
Royal Assent

Most recent key documents

Date Type Title
8 Feb 2018 Act of Parliament Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Act 2018 (c. 2)
25 Oct 2017 Bills Bill 118 2017-19, as brought from the Lords
22 Jan 2018 Briefing papers Briefing Paper on the Bill
6 Jul 2017 Library Notes Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
25 Oct 2017 Explanatory Notes Bill 118 -EN 2017-19
29 Jan 2018 Amendment papers Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 29 January 2018

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

Date Type Title
08/02/2018 Royal Assent (Hansard)
08/02/2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
08/02/2018Act of Parliament Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Act 2018 (c. 2)
30/01/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 29 January 2018
29/01/2018 3rd reading: House of Commons
29/01/2018 Report stage: House of Commons
29/01/2018 Programme motion: House of Commons
29/01/2018Amendment papers Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 29 January 2018
29/01/2018Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 254KB)
26/01/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 25 January 2018
25/01/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 24 January 2018
22/01/2018Briefing papers Briefing Paper on the Bill
15/11/2017Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 November 2017
14/11/2017 Committee Debate: 1st sitting: House of Commons
14/11/2017Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 November 2017
13/11/2017Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2017
13/11/2017Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration in Committee (PDF, 176KB)
10/11/2017Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 9 November 2017
02/11/2017Will write letters Letter dated 02/11/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Boyce regarding issues raised during the third reading debate. 2p. (PDF, 130KB)
02/11/2017Will write letters Letter dated 02/11/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Craig during the third reading debate: includes the phrases "part-time service", the Prosecutors' Protocol and jurisdiction. 2p (PDF, 215KB)
01/11/2017Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 31 October 2017
31/10/2017Press notices Have your say on the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill
30/10/2017 2nd reading: House of Commons
25/10/2017 1st reading: House of Commons
25/10/2017 3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
25/10/2017 3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
25/10/2017Bills Bill 118 2017-19, as brought from the Lords
25/10/2017Explanatory Notes Bill 118 -EN 2017-19
11/10/2017 Report stage (Hansard): House of Lords
11/10/2017 Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
11/10/2017Bills HL Bill 68 (as amended on Report)
09/10/2017Amendment papers HL Bill 13-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 73KB)
06/10/2017Amendment papers HL Bill 13-R(e) Amendment for Report (PDF, 53KB)
04/10/2017Amendment papers HL Bill 13-R(d) Amendment for Report (PDF, 48KB)
02/10/2017Amendment papers HL Bill 13-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF, 51KB)
29/09/2017Will write letters Letter dated 29/09/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Touhig and others regarding flexible working arrangements available to the Armed Forces as discussed during the Committee Stage of the bill (PDF, 915KB)
29/09/2017Will write letters Letter dated 29/09/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Craig of Radley and others regarding issues raised during the Committee Stage of the bill (PDF, 524KB)
27/09/2017Will write letters Letter dated 27/09/2017 from Earl Howe to Earl Attlee regarding pay for part-time working as discussed during the Committee Stage (PDF, 140KB)
15/09/2017Amendment papers HL Bill 13-R(b) Amendment for Report (PDF, 52KB)
14/09/2017Amendment papers HL Bill 13-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF, 59KB)
12/09/2017 Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard): House of Lords
12/09/2017 Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
08/09/2017Amendment papers HL Bill 13-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF, 82KB)
07/09/2017Amendment papers HL Bill 13(d) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF, 50KB)
24/07/2017Amendment papers HL Bill 13(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 53KB)
18/07/2017Amendment papers HL Bill 13(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 68KB)
14/07/2017Amendment papers HL Bill 13(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 63KB)
11/07/2017 2nd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
11/07/2017 2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
06/07/2017Library Notes Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
28/06/2017 1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords
28/06/2017 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
28/06/2017Bills HL Bill 13 (as introduced)
28/06/2017Explanatory Notes HL Bill 13 Explanatory Notes
28/06/2017Delegated Powers Memoranda Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 208KB)